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English noun: grimace

1. grimace (communication) a contorted facial expression

SamplesShe made a grimace at the prospect.


Broader (hypernym)facial expression, facial gesture

Narrower (hyponym)moue, pout, wry face

English verb: grimace

1. grimace (body) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

SamplesHe grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do.

Synonymsmake a face, pull a face

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)frown, glower, lour, lower, mop, mow, pout, screw up, smile, squinch, squint, wince

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